“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Dolores Catania says that Teresa Giudice’s feud along with her brother, Joe Gorga, and his spouse, Melissa Gorga, is nonetheless in full drive.
“It’s positively at a excessive stage of dangerous,” she tells Page Six solely whereas selling her look on E!’s “Celebrity Beef.”
However, Catania, 51, is hopeful that the 2 events can ultimately reconcile.
“I wouldn’t say this is terminal but, if I have been to talk in medical phrases,” the previous surgical assistant provides. “I’ve seen individuals come again from loads worse.”
As beforehand reported, Giudice, 50, introduced up unfounded infidelity rumors about Melissa, 43, and Joe, 42, in the course of the last scenes of “RHONJ” Season 13 this summer season. The explosive alternate prompted the Gorgas’ determination to skip Giudice’s Aug. 6 wedding to Luis “Louie” Ruelas.
“I might by no means imagine such a factor,” Catania says of the gossip surrounding the Gorgas’ marriage, including that she finds the discord “very unhappy” as she is shut with all concerned.
“They had a really small household to start with and now all they’ve is one another,” she elaborates. “They weren’t raised to not get alongside. They weren’t raised to not have their households collectively.”
Catania says she is “praying” that Giudice and the Gorgas can dealer peace within the close to future for the sake of their seven mixed kids, who’re cousins.
Giudice shares daughters Gia, 21, Gabriella, 18, Milania, 16, and Audriana, 13, with ex-husband Joe Giudice. Meanwhile, the Gorgas share daughter Antonia, 17, and sons Gino, 15, and Joey, 12.
“They have stunning kids, each of them,” she tells us. “And these kids ought to have the ability to be collectively.”
But not till their dad and mom can patch issues up for good, Catania says.
“When issues are emotional between individuals — as they’re proper now — you keep out of it, away from it, let issues settle down and then hopefully they’ll come again collectively at some level,” she says of the current estrangement.
“They’re completely different variations of themselves proper now. I believe it’s higher that they’re away from one another.”
For the second, Catania believes Teresa and the Gorgas are relieved to press pause on their relationship.
“This is years of issues taking place between them that simply lastly got here to a head, an actual head,” she says. “To be sincere, I believe they’re each at peace with no matter this is.”
In the meantime, Catania doesn’t really feel strain to take a facet. “Never, ever, ever will I decide a facet amongst associates until one thing is achieved to 1 of them that is so egregious,” she tells us. “I really like all of them.”
Catania additionally has loads of love for “RHONJ” alum Caroline Manzo, a pal of a few years with whom she reunited to movie “Celebrity Beef.” Tonight’s episode sees the proud Italian Americans go head-to-head in a meatball cooking competitors mediated by host Joel McHale.
“Being round Caroline is actually like being round one of my sisters. It’s so regular. It’s like being round Teresa. For me to be round Caroline is very natural,” she says. “Caroline was extra aggressive than I assumed she could be. She was not messin’ round!”
Despite their decades-long friendship, Catania and Manzo, 61, have by no means held full-time positions on “New Jersey” at the identical time. The latter exited the Bravo hit in 2013 after 5 consecutive seasons; Catania grew to become a “Housewife” in 2016.
“I might like to do the present with Caroline as a result of followers love honest, natural relationships — which is one thing that we’ve got,” she says of Manzo’s potential actuality TV reprisal.
“To see that and to see what we had lengthy earlier than ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ is good as a result of it’s nonetheless the identical. Nothing’s modified. Not one ounce of us — together with Teresa — has ever modified.”
Catania admits that Manzo and Teresa — famous enemies whose friendship deteriorated years in the past — “don’t belong in the identical room collectively generally,” however could be prepared to movie with each regardless of how tough.
“They are two very expensive individuals in my life,” she says. “Listen, it wouldn’t be simple on me however it will be one thing I’d should deal with. That’s it. That’s life and that’s the expertise I’ve had with associates that don’t get alongside.”
Despite the friction, Catania says Teresa is open to hashing out her points with Manzo on digital camera.
“Teresa has stated, ‘Bring it! Bring her. I’d like to see her again. Let’s do that.’ She stated it herself,” she says of the “Turning the Tables” creator.
Teresa as soon as accused Manzo of ratting her out to the feds earlier than she was indicted and subsequently imprisoned for fraud; Manzo has vehemently denied any involvement within the matter.
“Teresa is prepared,” Catania asserts. “But everyone needs Caroline again.”
“Celebrity Beef” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on E!